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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Nikiski in Alaska



Earthquake location 61.1985S, -151.4785WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 07:27:28 / January 27, 2016 @ 7:27 am UTC/GMT. Event id: ak12532543. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12532543. Exact location of event, longitude -151.4785 West, latitude 61.1985 North, depth = 92.8 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:27:28 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 92.8 km (58 miles).

The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kenai.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 57 km N of Nikiski, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.4785° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.1985° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km N of Nikiski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-27 07:27:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-27 08:25:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status automatic Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 130 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ak12532543 Id of event.
Event Code 12532543 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12532543, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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